During the Oct. 28 Catasauqua Borough Council workshop meeting, borough Manager Steve Travers informed council UGI is partnering with the borough to assist with street repairs and paving.
UGI pledged $136,000 toward street upgrades, according to Travers. He also noted UGI plans to assist the borough with future road improvements in 2020.
A total of $236,000 will be spent on streets by the end of the year. Sections of the following streets are on the list for paving and repairs: Chestnut, Railroad, Linden, Limestone, Mulberry and Church streets and Howertown Road.
At the Oct. 7 Catasauqua Borough Council meeting, Councilman Brian Bartholomew successfully pushed through a motion to spend $200,000 earmarked for street repairs.
The motion passed unanimously, despite some mild resistance. Before the vote, Bartholomew voiced frustration about UGI work in the borough delaying needed street repairs.
During the Sept. 30 Catasauqua Borough Council workshop meeting, Councilwoman Jessica Kroope reported the Fest O’ Fall fundraising event Oct. 5 at the George Taylor House and the Biery House includes a Revolutionary War re-enactment, music, pony rides, food and a magic show.
The event is sponsored by Historical Catasauqua Preservation Association. All funds raised go to the George Taylor House for its needs.